The Week Ahead at the United Nations
16-22 November 2019
Saturday, 16 November
Sunday, 17 November
Monday, 18 November
- The Security Council will be briefed and hold consultations on the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).
- The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) will hold a Press Conference with Manfred Nowak, an Independent Expert leading the UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty.
Tuesday, 19 November
- World Toilet Day
- The Security Council will hold an Open Debate on Peacebuilding and sustaining peace: the role of reconciliation in the maintenance of international peace and security.
- The Permanent Representatives of Afghanistan, H.E. Adela Raz, and the United Kingdom, H.E. Karen Pierce, will brief reporters on the Formation of Group of Friends of Women in Afghanistan.
- The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) will launch its 2019 Least Developed Countries Report.
Wednesday, 20 November
- Africa Industrialization Day and Universal Children’s Day
- The Security Council will be briefed and hold consultations on the Middle East, followed by a briefing on peace and security in Africa.
- A High-level meeting marks the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
- “Listening to Survivors of Religious Persecution: The Call for Religious Freedom” is hosted by the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See and Aid to the Church in Need USA.
- James McGoldrick, Deputy Special Coordinator for Middle East Peace Process / Humanitarian Coordinator briefs the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (CEIRPP). That will be followed by the consideration of four draft resolutions for the General Assembly on the Question of Palestine.
- The World Health Organization (WHO) will launch the first-ever global estimates of insufficient physical activity among adolescents (11-17 years old) over time.
Thursday, 21 November
- World Television Day and World Philosophy Day
- The Security Council will be briefed and hold consultations on Somalia, followed by consultations on Cyprus.
- The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) will launch the Landmine Monitor 20 Year Review Report.
- The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) provides an update on children in Syria and UNICEF’s humanitarian response.
- The International Labour Organization (ILO) launches its report “Measuring financing gaps for achieving SDG target 1.3: Global estimates and strategies for developing countries.”
Friday, 22 November
- The Security Council will be briefed and hold consultations on Yemen, followed by a session on Syria.
- The guests at the Spokesman’s Noon Briefing will brief reporters on the humanitarian and development situation in South Sudan. They are the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, Alain Noudehou; UNICEF Representative in South Sudan, Dr. Mohamed Ag Ayoya; and UNDP Resident Representative in South Sudan, Dr. Kamil Kamaluddeen.
In case you missed it:
- SG António Guterres sends envoy to support peace in Bolivia, amidst renewed clashes
- Multilateralism must weather ‘challenges of today and tomorrow’: SG
- Renewal of cross-border aid critical to northern Syria, Security Council hears
- UN leads bid for cheaper insulin, expanding access for diabetics worldwide
- ICC gives green light for probe into violent crimes against Rohingya
- UN spotlights ‘explosive’ obesity rates, hunger in Latin America and Caribbean
- Iraqis paying an ‘unthinkable price’ to be heard, UN envoy tells politicians in Baghdad
- ‘Forgotten’ pneumonia epidemic kills more children than any other disease
- ‘Diversity is a form of wealth, not a factor of division,’ UNESCO chief says ahead of International Day for Tolerance
- Haiti is in the home stretch of defeating cholera outbreak
- FAO: Dwindling agrobiodiversity ‘severe threat’ to food security
- Women’s empowerment a ‘game changer’ for sustainable development
- Plight of sanitation workers deserves urgent attention: WHO
- New UN forestry project bids to help countries meet climate change commitments
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